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October is #spinabifidaawareness (Spina Bifida Awareness) month. Nova Cells has a high rate of success with spina bifida.

October is #spinabifidaawareness” (Spina Bifida Awareness) month. If you or someone you love is affected by spina bifida, please read this concerning Nova Cell Institute’s highly successful treatment program for this condition: http://www.novacellsinstitute.com/spina-bifida-stem-cells.html

Why people are flocking to Nova Cells

NCIM SCREENSHOT MARCH 2015Among the many things that draw people to Nova Cells Institute Mexico:

► It’s treatments are effective: NCIM’s use of primed adult (nonembryonic) stem cells along with its proprietary Beacon Factor has brought about swift neurologic improvements in not only adults but also in more than 95% of the children treated to-date. Many children with poor circulation and movement in their lower limbs have experienced the “pinking up” of cold, often oxygen starved (cyanotic) bluish tissue within hours of their treatment often followed by being able to move previously immobile toes, feet and even legs. Many parents with cell phones or video cameras in-hand have excitedly videotaped their children doing things with their bodies they previously could not do within hours of their NCIM treatment. Many of these videos or links to them are posted on this website at: http://novacellsinstitute.com/spina-bifida-updates.html

►Affordability (aka value for money invested in care): Patients, parents and others never have to deal with middle men, brokers, professional marketers or the like when it comes to Nova Cells Institute Mexico. NCIM was founded, in fact, by a group of people who wanted to create a business entity that puts people above huge profit margins. The steadfast refusal of NCIM to retain brokers or other professional sales or marketing people coupled with its dogged pursuit of cost savings in its lab and among its contracted doctors clinics & hospitals has made it possible for NCIM to consistently offer its patients treatments that run well below market. For instance, while many private clinics and hospitals doing stem cell therapies in Asia and China charge $35K USD or more to treat spina bifida children, cerebral palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and such, NCIM typically charges $15-17K USD (Roughly 50% less). In addition, 99% of NCIM neurologic treatments are done in a single day while some being done in Asia and elsewhere can take weeks on end to complete.

►NCIM’s Personal Touch: Nova Cells Institute Mexico was founded and is staffed by caring people who have devoted their lives to relieving suffering and effecting healing. When people call or email Nova Cells they typically have their call or email answered by Grace Odgers, Ph.D. cand., who delights in fielding questions and “filling in the blanks”. When questions or issues are raised that require input from a doctor or scientist, Grace quickly obtains this and passes it along. As part of NCIM’s “personal touch” philosophy, Grace and her husband, biochemist and NCIM director of laboratory Services Dr. Abel Pena, typically help out with getting NCIM patients and their family or caregivers to and from Mexico, and support them through every step of the treatment process while there. If you look closely at the many patient tendered articles on this website and on Facebook and other websites, you will often hear about how Grace and Dr. Abel “have became like family to us”.

And, unlike so many stem cell treatment programs, patients are not treated and turned loose. They invariably get follow-up emails and/or phone calls from NCIM staff especially Grace.

►NCIM Goes the Extra Mile: Nova Cells Institute Mexico primed stem cells, Beacon Factor, donor granulocyte therapy (for cancer) and other treatments have proved to a healing Godsend to so many people in and of themselves. However, this is not all there is to it. NCIM affiliated doctors plus experts in scientifically-validated therapeutic diets, nutrition, herbal medicine and more carefully review patient medical records and test results to determine what (if any) can be recommended that is likely to optimize healing and/or other aspects of the patient’s recovery and restoration, e.g., physical, cognitive, mood, etc. These are then passed on to the patient by NCIM doctors.

And, last but not least……

Nova Cells Institute Mexico offers free case evaluations which people can take advantage of by going to http://www.novacellsinstitute.com/how-to-submit.html

Ryan Weber (Anoxic Brain Injury): Improvements began surfacing right after his treatment!

To Grace & All The Nova Cells Family:

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner but it has been crazy busy. Mexico was great, nothing we imagined. The hospital where Ryan received his Stem Cell Treatment was so clean and I have been in many different hospitals here in the United States that was not as clean. We enjoyed the Mexican food as it was so flavorful. It made me sad to leave.

Ryan’s Stem Cell treatment was a great success! We noticed a huge difference in his muscle tone when they brought him back from the O.R. I cried when I first picked Ryan up because it was like holding a different kid. Ryan’s muscle tone is completely relaxed. Ryan has started back up with his outpatient physical therapy, warm water therapy and his massage appointments. His therapist were shocked at the difference in his muscle tone. Ryan has more control over his muscles.

Some of the things Ryan has done since his Stem Cell Treatment that he was not able to do before hand include:

HEAD CONTROL -He holds his head in a neutral position now and freely moves it to the left and right to look around. Before Stem Cells, Ryan would either have it tilted to one side or the other or front or back.

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Picture taken the day after Ryan’s treatment at the San Diego Zoo. Look at how his arms are more bend, his legs are bend, head in right position. Ryan is actually sitting on the tusk.

HANDS – Ryan is able to open and close his hands freely. He regained the infant grasp reflex. With this he is able to reach out and grab items. Last night (8/26/14), he reached up and grabbed his Dad’s glasses and the later in the night he reached up and grabbed a handful of my hair. Before Stem Cells, Ryan kept his hands closed in a tight fist.

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Picture of Ryan’s hands after his Stem Cell treatment

ARMS – Ryan actually is able to control both his arms equally. He is able to bend both elbows at his choice. Ryan is able to control his arms to reach to get items he wants. He still favors the left arm over the right but he was left handed dominant. Before Stem Cells, Ryan did have minimal control over the left arm and no control over the right arm.

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Rick and Ryan at the beach before Ryan’s Stem cell treatment. Look at the stiff straight arms and tight closed fist hands

TRUNK (TORSO) – Ryan is able to sit in upright position on our lap with little help. When Ryan sits his chest and belly are straighter. Before Stem Cells, Ryan sat on our lap and needed a lot of help to stay in upright position and usually was tilted to one side or the other.

LEGS – Ryan legs are able to bend at the knees. He is able to control them better alternating them to walk in his walker and today walked in the pool with very little help by himself without a walker. When Ryan sits on our laps Ryan will bend his knees and sit like any other “scientifically Normal” child. When he lays on the floor he will pick up his legs to reposition them. Before Stem Cells, Ryan legs were mainly in a locked straight position. It was a battle to have him sit on our lap, put him in his car seat or in anything that required him to be in a bend position. He would walk in his walker but his body looked like an “S”.

MENTAL – Ryan is happier; he smiles and laughs more. I credit the Stem Cells as he is not always having to deal with very tight muscle which were probably really sore. When Ryan looks at you, he just smiles like he can actually see us clearly. Before he recognized the important people like his siblings, Grandparents and us as his parents but since his Stem Cell treatment-couple of our friends have talked to Ryan and this time Ryan interacted with them.

Most of Ryan’s improvements have been “small” but when you put all the small pieces together it makes for a huge improvement. It’s the little things that matter. I have to tell you a story about our day before we were picked up to go to Mexico.

We were all around and waiting for the phone call to tell us you were on your way. We were sitting outside at the patio set when I opened my pictures in my Phone to find the Creative Miracle Prayer I wanted to say before Ryan’s Stem Cell treatment. My phone usually opens to the last picture taken but that day when I opened my pictures, I started to cry because it automatically opened to a picture of Rick holding Ryan the day he was born back on 12/17/09 (See below). Rick asked what was wrong and I turned my phone to show him the picture that popped up and his jaw dropped. This is the picture that popped up.

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I took that as a sign from above that Ryan would be born again. With all of Ryan’s improvements that is exactly what happened! We cannot thank you all enough for making this miracle happen for Ryan. I will send pictures in another email with little explanations of them. Just wanted to get this email of Ryan’s improvements to you. You may share this with everyone and if they want to follow Ryan his Facebook page is www.facebook.com/littlewarriorryan.

Thank you for giving us our little boy back! Lots of love.

Gina & Rick Weber

Tatyana Kushniryuk shares wonderful news about her son Rowan’s response to treatment (Spina Bifida)

2014-03-19 14.28.35My son Roman was born with Spina Bifida in 2010. He is a L4-L5 level which means he cannot void on his own and does not have bowel control. His legs were very weak and he could not walk independently until he was 2.5 years old. He was able to hold on to a walker and push it slowly but the big change came after stem cells. He received his first stem cell treatment in China, and in Mexico twice since then. The latest change was from Mexico.

We arrived to San Diego a few days before treatment and checked into our hotel downtown. The next few days we spent exploring the city and taking a trip to the San Diego SeaWorld courtesy of Warrior Families Beating Spina Bifida Foundation. Roman really enjoyed that trip because he got to see the sea lions and pet the little sharks. He was not as excited about Shamu as I was.

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The next day we were escorted to Mexico across the border with Grace and Abel Pena. They were really great and picked us up in their car and drove us to the hospital. The staff greeted us as we registered in as patients, signed some papers and answered questions about his blood type etc. I can understand how some people may be cautious signing things and giving consent to doctors in a different country but since I knew Grace and Abel from our previous trip to Mexico, I was at ease.

The doctors and nurses were very accommodating and made sure we were comfortable with our room and the procedure. It was much faster than I remember it the first time. The anesthesiologist and doctors talked about how they would only put him to sleep for a very short time and not keep him under sedation when not necessary. They had performed the spinal taps many times and knew their jobs very well. I felt confident in their care and did not have second thoughts about the procedure. I only wish that Roman cooperated as well as I thought he would. He did not like the taste of versed (the relaxing serum before procedures) so we opted to take him without it to the procedure room. The hospital has the coolest stair case that has a slide like side so they can transport people in a wheelchair up and down the twisty ramps.

During the procedure, Grace and I went to eat at a local place so that I would not be nervous and we hurried back because Roman was not going to be in the procedure very long. After we came back, Roman was not awake yet but was brought in soon after. He did great; there was no pain in his back or the IV. He was a bit freaked out thinking that the procedure was just beginning after looking at his IV. It took a while to convince him that we are all done.

After about half an hour, he began eating everything, and I mean everything he could get his hands on. The Jell-O, the rice, the juice, the fruit cup. We had asked for refills. He was feeling really great; He said “Is this Mexico? I like Mexico”…while he’s eating and watching Netflix on our laptop. (by the way, wifi works there and I would take a laptop with Netflix if you have it.)

We had a great experience and soon after we left back across the border to our hotel room. We stopped on the way while Grace and Able treated us to some local cuisine of ice cream, then sandwiches while walking around the outside mall.

Since the trip we have noticed Roman waking up in the middle of the night saying he feels his butt more and that he has to go pee. One day after about 1.5 months he had a wet diaper. He has never had a wet diaper in 6 years! Since then his recurrent infections suddenly stopped and he has been having more strength in his legs to run and walk without his AFO shoes. I am excited seeing these results they are truly worth it! The peeing is becoming more consistent and we are seeing good results in his muscle strength as well.

I encourage anyone that wants to give their kiddo a chance to improve their life to take a chance and make this trip happen.

Tatyana Kushniryuk

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VIDEO UPDATE: Bryson Chailer walking without braces!

Kara Underwood posted this video of her son, Bryson, walking without braces to You Tube on Thursday, 7-24-2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIr5DJygq6k&feature=youtu.be

Bryson Chailer has some a long way thanks to faith, therapy and, yes, stem cell medicine! 

If you are not acquainted with Bryson’s story here is a link to an earlier Nova Cells Institute blog entry that contains information, links, photos and more: http://ncimx.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/bryson-chailer-rapid-impressive-improvements-in-child-with-spina-bifida/

Bryson & Kara

Photo of Bryson with his Mum, Kara Underwood, taken during December 2013  

Dryden Corvers parents share their Nova Cells experience

Dreaming for Dryden shared a link.
41 minutes ago – 4 pm CDT on June 4 2014

STEM CELL INFORMATION!!!

I have received SO MANY emails requesting information on the stem cells. I would LOVE to talk to each and every one of you personally (and don’t mind doing so) but I do get extremely busy and that often leaves me very forgetful!

I am posting this and pinning it to the top of the page so it is easily accessible.

NOVA Stem Cells Institute (website below):

Yes, it is in Mexico. NO, it is not scary!! The stem cell treatment was done at the women and children’s hospital in Tijuana. The doctors and nurses were very nice and accommodating. It was pretty much like any other hospital. Private room, TV, etc. I will say, the doctors and staff from NOVA speak English… the nurses at the hospital don’t. Just to give a heads up.

The website for NOVA has tons of information, photos, videos, testimonials, etc. You will be dealing with Grace Odgers for information and such at NOVA. Her email is gracepatients@gmail.com and she will GLADLY answer any questions that you may have. If she can’t she will get it.

Our experience was absolutely wonderful. As concerned parents, we left our hotel in San Diego and agreed that if anything felt off, or if we were uncomfortable, we were leaving. No questions asked. But we never had that moment. The procedure is quick, and we were only in Mexico for 3-4 hours at most.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me. As far as progress, browse through Dryden’s page – everything is updated almost daily.

If you do talk to Grace, be sure to tell them that DRYDEN sent you!

Lots of love and GOOD LUCK!!!!!

http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/2014/09/05/14707334/

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The “why” that motivates & empowers the NCIM family

 

The doctors, administrators, consultants, researchers & ideas people who are part of the Nova Cells family get up each and every day with a single focus & passion:  To find & create new & better ways to bring about healing & restoration.      

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NEW video: Dryden Corvers shows off his physical and motor prowess!

Dryden Colverhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4x7LdrM3vU&feature=youtu.be

“Dani Smith Walks” – You Tube Video update

NOVA CELLS SUN GRAPHIC - JULY 2013Dani Smith walks – 4-7-2014 You Tube video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnOGxz2CCMY&feature=youtu.be

Read about Dani in this NCIM blog entry: http://ncimx.wordpress.com/2013/10/05/ncim-pioneering-science-old-fashioned-caring/

Dryden Corvers (spina bifida) continues to make progress!

Dreaming for Dryden

April 5, 2014

It’s been one year since we started this page and started fundraising for Dryden’s trip to NOVA Cells. One of the best decisions we have ever made. Dryden’s new favorite activity is trying to climb. He was climbing up Sissy’s step stool, climbing up the side of the recliner, just wanting to be higher. We are so thankful to everyone who helped make this happen. And so appreciative to NOVA cells for this opportunity. I hope in time this will become a more available treatment. We are certainly going to try again!

Dreaming for Dryden

April 6 2014

He’s a climbing machine!!

 

Photo: He's a climbing machine!!
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Dreaming for Dryden

April 6, 2014

Crawl baby, crawl!!!!! Dryden is now saying (vocally) puppy, baby, mommy, daddy, cookie, cracker, nanny, pawpaw, papa, sissy… I may be forgetting something here but… He’s all of a sudden bursting with vocabulary.

 

 

 

Photo: Crawl baby, crawl!!!!! Dryden is now saying (vocally) puppy, baby, mommy, daddy, cookie, cracker, nanny, pawpaw, papa, sissy... I may be forgetting something here but... He's all of a sudden bursting with vocabulary. :)

 

 

Dryden Corvers (spina bifida): Quick, exiting response to his Nova Cells treatment! (4 days, 2 videos)

Dryden Colver

Dryden is a cute, charming little boy with spina bifida who received primed stem cells & NCIM’s proprietary Beacon Factor on 3-28-14. The entries below are from Dryden’s Facebook page.  

Dreaming for Dryden

March 28

Whew! Long day. We are back at the hotel!!!
Everything went smoothly and we are already seeing some positive results! His feet definitely have better circulation – they are all punk and warm instead of splotchy and cold!

He has been twitching a LOT in his lower legs/feet. This means the nerves are starting to make some sort of connection to his brain. He even moved his left foot and toes when we asked him to (I’ll get video to you in a bit!)

Also – a funny tidbit – he was sitting in my lap and apparently had gas. Those of you who know Dryden know that’s pretty common. What was funny was that every time he would fart, he would look down, look at me and point to his belly. Ha ha! He’s gaining some sensation somewhere new with that too, I suppose!

CLICK TO WATCH A VIDEO OF DRYDEN TAKEN SHORTLY AFTER HIS NCIM TREATMENT

Dreaming for Dryden

April 1

We got back in tonight and stopped in at Dryden’s great grandparents to say hello. Dryden was on the floor and we were all talking. We looked down and he was on his hands and knees CRAWLING!!!! He only went a little ways, but he was very much so 4 point crawling!!! Then as we were sitting there talking about him, he pulled up onto his knees all by himself on the coffee table! Little dude is getting some strength or making some connections – either way – I’m so happy!!!!

CLICK TO WATCH A VIDEO OF DRYDEN TAKEN SHORTLY AFTER HIS NCIM TREATMENT

 Dreaming for Dryden

April 3

Dryden is just continuing to amaze me.

I forgot to mention the other day when we were at his great grandmas that he tried climbing the stairs! Never even noticed them and he was going up!

This morning in therapy he tried crawling a little bit too – but did something even more amazing. He got to his big cube toy and tried pulling up. Not just to his knee either!! She asked him if he wanted to stand up and he said YES!!!! We helped him get his feet secured and he stood there for a short little time playing! Baby steps!!

First time he has ever WANTED to stand!

CLICK TO WATCH A VIDEO OF DRYDEN TAKEN SHORTLY AFTER HIS NCIM TREATMENT

 Dreaming for Dryden

April 4

Dryden wasn’t quite as excited to stand this afternoon, but we made him anyways!
This is him standing up with NO BRACES on!!!

His PT even said she could feel his muscles in his FEET working when he would stand! His ankles didn’t roll or fall out from under him either!

I can only hope that with therapy he will have increased progress!!

Definitely going to be saving for another stem cell treatment in the future!

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The Rikky Foresman saga continues: “Rikky is standing!”

Blazin for Rikky – March 3, 2014

https://www.facebook.com/BlazinforRikky

Rikky is standing!!!

Rikky is standing - March 3 2014

READ MORE ON RIKKY FORESMAN AT http://ncimx.wordpress.com/?s=Foresman 

The Angel Sosa saga continues: 24 days without a tonic seizure and counting!

Angel SosaCHECK OUT THIS EXCITING UPDATE POSTED ON ANGEL SOSA’S FACEBOOK PAGE (3-3-2014) 

Since having done stem cells February 6, angel went 24 days without a Tonic seizure!! Before stem cells he was having them everyday 2-4 a day. It only lasted a couple seconds and recovered great afterwards. And with the cluster of infantile spasms some days it seems like there’s none and other days he will have 1-2 maybe lasting only a couple seconds and before he was having 2-4 clusters a day lasting 6-10 mins everyday!! I have also completely weaned him off zonegran his last dose was February 28. So now he’s only on 2 meds depakote and felbamate.

https://www.facebook.com/angel.sosa.52?fref=ts%20

YOU’LL FIND AN EARLIER ENTRY ON ANGEL AT http://ncimx.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/epilepsy-turnaround-for-an-angel-angel-sosa/

Central sleep apnea episodes fall from 66 per night to 7 in Ryan Neighbors, reports mom (Shelly)

Ryan Neighbors - 1 of 4 - January 2014IN A FEB. 10 2014 EMAIL TO GRACE AT NOVA CELLS INSTITUTE, SHELLY NEIGHBORS SHARED THIS EXCITING NEWS ABOUT HER DAUGHTER RYAN: 

I have so much to tell you and show you!

Ryan is moving her legs on her own CONTROLLED!! We’re not walking – but this is a step in the right direction.

Not only that – but she recently had a sleep study to check on her central sleep apnea. Before stem cells, she was having 66 episodes per night. After we Only had 7! They are thinking about taking her off her oxygen!

We hope to see you all again before this fall. I have videos to send but I’m at the gym. I send them when I get home. We love you and hope all is well.

Xoxo
Shelly Neighbors

CHECK OUT THESE PRIOR BLOG ENTRIES ON RYAN: http://ncimx.wordpress.com/?s=Ryan

Epilepsy turnaround for an angel (Angel Sosa)

Angel Sosa is 4 years old and has not exactly had an easy ride in life. Born to loving parents and a large family he entered this world saddled with lots of neurological  and physical challenges. Among them:  Infantile spasms, a  difficult-to-treat form of childhood-onset epilepsy called Lennox–Gastaut syndrome (LGS) or simply Lennox syndrome, and developmental delays. According to his loving Mum, Monique, he was ““having 10 clusters of 10-11 seizures lasting six (6) minutes each day and was having ten tonic seizures a day sometimes lasting up to 3 minutes without breathing.”

As you might expect little Angel’s early life was spent seeing doctors and therapists and taking drugs to control his epilepsy (Three currently: Felbamate, Valproic acid, and Zonisemide). Naturally, his parents kept an eye on the news and the Web for any medical advances that might offer any hope of remediating their son’s intractable epilepsy and other challenges. With the advent and growth of adult (nonembryonic) stem cell treatment programs outside the US they saw evidence that perhaps some form of stem cell therapy could help their little boy. As they sorted through the various private stem cell medicine operations abroad they came across accounts of the many turnarounds in children effected by Nova Cell’s primed stem cell treatments and intravenous use of its proprietary Beacon Factor. This encouraged Monique to reach out to NCIM patient educator & care facilitator, Grace (Ph.D. candidate), by phone. Grace then walked her through what NCIM doctors and scientists had accomplished and documented in treated patients and then ably tackled all her questions and concerns. Satisfied with what she had learned, the Sosa’s, enrolled their son in the NCIM treatment program and read the patient handbook (This link is to the abridged version of NCIM’s patient handbook. Those who wish to access the full version must register). Later, on the heels of Angel’s approval for treatment by NCIM physicians including a pediatric neurologist, she and her husband booked him for care on 6 February (2014).

When the “big day” arrived for Angel, Grace noted this about the little boy:

While waiting for his treatment Angel was very stiff and somewhat arching backward. His eyes were moving around the room randomly and, though he would look at you if you called his name after a couple of times, he did so only for a split second and it seemed that he saw right through you. His mom had to give him his dose of medications because he was getting a little more stiff and she knew they were wearing off.

Angel SosaAngel was then given primed umbilical cord stem cells and the Beacon Factor. Grace noted this at the time:

About an hour after his stem cell treatment Angel’s mom mentioned to us that both she and his father were impressed with how relaxed Angel is including his normally stiff legs. As the attending physician was checking him in recovery Angel did something amazing: He fixed his gaze on him for about 5 seconds. The doctor was both amazed and incredulous. Then Angel’s father said ‘Oh yea, he already has focused  his gaze on his mom and I.’  Within an hour Angel was already aware of his surroundings and the people around him.

In addition, Angel’s legs which were normally ice cold were now pink and warm and remained so.

After Angel got home and settled in Monique shared this with Grace by phone and later by email:

The Thursday morning of his stem cell treatment he had 3 tonic seizures and then after stem cells no more seizures till late Sunday night he had 2 small quick seizures. All this week he’s only had 3 seizures! And no big seizures at all! No more 6 minute clusters 🙂

In therapy his therapists have noticed improvements already! He feels so much stronger! He is tolerating standing a little more and one of his therapists noticed he was using the muscles on his arm and shoulders. Everyone has noticed that he’s more alert and happy and has more energy! On Tuesday he looked at me and smiled Mind you, he has never smiled for no reason.

Monique added that Angel’s three (3) year old sister was super excited by the fact her brother was following her all over the place with his eyes, something she instinctively regarded as a form of playing with her.

She concluded with this:

Thank you NOVA!!! I’m so excited about seeing more gains with my angel! Thank you Grace and Abel!

The Sosa’s have set up a  Facebook page for Angel which is at https://www.facebook.com/angel.sosa.52?fref=ts. This page contains photos, videos, posts and more.

CHECK OUT THIS EXCITING UPDATE POSTED ON ANGEL SOSA’S FACEBOOK PAGE (3-3-2014):

Since having done stem cells February 6, angel went 24 days without a Tonic seizure!! Before stem cells he was having them everyday 2-4 a day. It only lasted a couple seconds and recovered great afterwards. And with the cluster of infantile spasms some days it seems like there’s none and other days he will have 1-2 maybe lasting only a couple seconds and before he was having 2-4 clusters a day lasting 6-10 mins everyday!! I have also completely weaned him off zonegran his last dose was February 28. So now he’s only on 2 meds depakote and felbamate.

GRACE - CLOSE UPWant to know more about NCIM and its stem cell treatment program for neurologic issues in children and adults? Call NCIM’s US information line at 1-562-916-3410 (10 am to 7 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday) or email Grace by e-mail at gracepatients@gmail.com.

Do you believe in miracles? If not, read this!

Little Rikky could not feel anything below his knees but started doing so in the first few hours following his Nova Cells treatment! 

POSTED BY RIKKY’S FOLKS ON THEIR LITTLE BOY’S FACEBOOK PAGE ON 1-8-2014 (Link further down below)

Check it out! Rikky had no feeling below his knees prior to the treatment! This is 30 minutes after he came out of the O.R. and we will see results for 6-8 MONTHS!

If you didn’t believe it before when we said it was going work then watch this!!!

CLICK PHOTO TO WATCH THE VIDEO (RIKKY’S FACEBOOK PAGE)

I just want to scream from the freaking rooftops, I am so full of joy and thankfulness! It  exceded whatever I imagined to happen, just seeing hime moving his left leg is giving me chills over and over and over and over again! AND HIS LEGS ARE LOOSEY GOOSEY!EVEN MORE THAN AFTER THERAPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And posted tonight (1-8-2014) from SEAWORLD in San Diego at around 7 pm Pacific Time:

“FEEL MY LEGS, DAD”. So we are sitting watching the dolphin show and Rikky says this because he has shorts on and it’s a little chilly (we all have shorts on btw). He NEVER felt his lower legs before!

And posted to Rikky’s Facebook page on 1-14-2014:

Blazin for Rikky

Went to Rikky’s PT she is amazed at Rikky’s progress from the stem cells! She says it is unbelievable and she is going to write a letter that says how the stem cells worked so well on Rikky. She has been his PT since he was 2 months old, and she has been a PT for over 30 years. She is quite amazed! This makes me quite joyous because she validates what I have been seeing and I know now that I am not imagining things! This is only ONE WEEK after treatment, we will still have progress for 6 MONTHS!! This is so wonderful! Grace and Abel are angels!!! I am so glad we decided to do this! I hope more people will see this progress with Rikky and get this for their kids too! I highly recommend NOVA CELLS INSTITUTE!!! THEY HAVE CHANGED OUR LIVES!!!!!!

POSTED ON 1-24-2014 ON RIKKY’S FACEBOOK PAGE:

Blazin for Rikky

OK, we seriously just went to ER because I haven’t been able to get a catheter in. The ER dr says he is voiding on his own and does not need to be cathed so call his uro Dr and get the tests done to be sure, but he is completely voiding ON HIS OWN!!!!!!

Check out Rikky’s FACEBOOK page at https://www.facebook.com/BlazinforRikky (Videos, posts, comments & more)

 

                  

Update on Ryan Neighbors by her Mum, Shelly (Includes a link to a recent video of Ryan and 4 photos)

New video of Ryan standing ALMOST all on her own:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10202462548192683&l=1269382276310712012

We are starting fundraising again this weekend. and our goal is to be back (to Nova Cells) by this summer/fall

Ryan’s core strength is MIND BLOWING. She’s breathing so much better and eating all sorts of different foods. She is also writing her name and is able to stabilize her  trunk and balance when in a crawling position and when standing. Her legs aren’t doing as much as we hoped, BUT she has gained so much strength in her core and in other places I never even thought of it helping her legs. I know for a fact we wouldn’t be where we are today without your help and the stem cells. Hopefully a 2nd round will do much more.

We love you guys and can’t wait to see you again.

GOD IS GOOD. Love you guys MUCHO!!!!

Shelly Neighbors

AND IN A FEBRURY 10, 2014 EMAIL SHELLY HAD THIS TO SHARE WITH NCIM’S GRACE:

I have so much to tell you and show you!

Ryan is moving her legs on her own CONTROLLED!! We’re not walking – but this is a step in the right direction.

Not only that – but she recently had a sleep study to check on her central sleep apnea.  Before stem cells, she was having 66 episodes per night. After we Only had 7! They are thinking about taking her off her oxygen!

We hope to see you all again before this fall. I have videos to send but I’m at the gym. I send them when I get home. We love you and hope all is well.

Xoxo

Shelly Neighbors

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Honor Tinsley: Little girl with spina bifida gets feeling in parts of her body that were previously “dead”

FROM THE “WALL OF HONOR” FACEBOOK PAGE CREATED &  MAINTAINED BY HONOR TINSLEY’S MUM:
Honor has gained feeling in her right leg in the thigh and hip area its coming and going but she has felt it multiple times when we are tickling her. She has also felt us tickling her toes off and on we are back home now and just thrilled about all the changes she is experiencing. She also is feeling so good and she’s so much stronger it seems her energy level has skyrocketed and you can just tell she isn’t feeling as much pain. It has been so amazing to be able to touch her places she previously didn’t even know existed on her body and watch her look around and cry trying to figure out where it’s coming from. She feels it! It’s a whole new world for her now. It’s scary for me at the same time, I know she has been living with a broken femur and has escaped the reality of that pain now she must continue to live with it yet may feel some of that pain. Its been amazing to see her be so happy and full of energy. I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it…. God is soooo good. Thank you all for your support and kind words we are blessed to have such an amazing support system.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=477748105671842&set=a.279573335489321.61900.278496448930343&type=1

2 new videos of little Alejandra (spina bifida) reveal impressive progress!

Nova’s Cells Institute (NCIM) doctors, scientists and other participants in its ever-evolving stem cell medicine program celebrate each and every improvement that surfaces in the people it treats. What follows below are links to 2 videos of little Alejandra which showcase the truly impressive post-treatment progress she has made. These videos were posted to Alejandra’s Facebook page by her Mum whose comments follow the link to each video.

Join NCIM as it celebrates little Alejandra’s ongoing journey to betterment and her recent improvements!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=508529795910803 (2 minutes, 38 seconds)

Antonella’s comment about this video of her daughter, Alejandra: 1 month post stem cells…I so wish I had a video of what she was doing before stem cells because you would not believe this progress…THANK YOU NOVA CELLS, MEXICO!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=508520542578395 (1 minute, 7 seconds)

Antonella’s comment about this video of her daughter, Alejandra This is how she is moving now…only 1 week after stem cells…THANK YOU NOVA CELLS, MEXICO! — at March of Dimes Canada.

 

Celebrating “Spina Bifida Awareness Month” with 2 patient success stories

Nova Cells Institute is celebrating “Spina Bifida Awareness Month” (October) with a  news release showcasing Danielle “Dani” Smith & Alejandra Germanese. Join us in honoring these 2 by going to http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/nova-cells-institute-announces-spina-bifida-advances-364003.php

http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/pdf/2013/10/05/press_release_364003.pdf  – PDF version

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Quotes from mothers of children treated by Nova Cells


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Doing the Math: What sets Nova Cells apart from the “rest of the pack”?

Do you wonder what sets NCIM apart from other stem cell medicine operations? We have summarized the major differences in a simple chart which you can access by clicking the image below or by clicking or keying in http://bit.ly/18Sf87t

 

DOING THE MATH

Ryan Neighbors News Release on “The Shine” (Europe’s largest spina bifida charity)

THE SHINE - 9-30-2013On Sunday an NCIM press release on little Ryan Neighbors appeared on 3 PR services (24-7 Press Releases, Fire PR in the UK, and Free Press Release) and in the handful of hours since has created a bit of a positive stir. For one thing, Europe’s largest spina bifida charity picked up on tweets of the press releases and ran them on their main website at http://paper.li/SHINEUKCharity/1319719408. Many parents of children with spina bifida also picked up on the news release as well and one, Kara Underwood, whose son Bryson benefitted from treatment by NCIM, had this to say about Nova Cells on Facebook (Sunday 9-29-2013):

Best place on the planet for all your stem cell needs! They have the most caring team of patient coordinators and doctors around! Love them all to pieces! They are helping so many have a better quality of life! I praise God for Nova Cells Institute! 

Email Kara at karalinunderwood@gmail.com

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Want to know more about NCIM and its stem cell treatment program for spina bifida and other neurological issues? Call NCIM’s US information line at 1-562-916-3410 (10 am to 7 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday) or email NCIM patient care facilitator/educator Grace by e-mail at gracepatients@gmail.com.

Nova Cells Healing Touch – Spina Bifida Edition (2013)

Click this link to access the NOVA CELLS HEALING TOUCH newsletter, Spina Bifida Edition: http://ncimx.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/nova-cells-healing-touch.pdf

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February 2013 update on Spencer Tomc (spina bifida) by his Mum, Jennifer

Tomc FamilyOn November 13, 2012, we had the privilege of heading back down to Nova Cells Institute in Mexico for another stem cell treatment for our son Spencer.  He has been doing great since the last treatment and we wanted to keep up his progress and see more improvements.  We were excited because this treatment would be new for Spencer in the sense he would be getting stem cell “Beacon (or homing) Factor” which was developed by NCIM’s chief biochemist, Abel Pena.

The day was perfect!  We enjoyed a leisurely breakfast and spent the morning by the pool basking in the sunshine and warmth.  Abel and Grace picked us up at the hotel and it was like being reunited with family after more than a year.   We made the trip to Tijuana in record time and got into the hospital where the doctors were waiting for Spencer’s arrival.  Once we checked in, we were settled into our room and Spencer was taken to the OR (Operating Room) for his treatment.  As usual, Abel was in the OR with him which helped him to relax.

Within 30 minutes or less, Spencer came back down and was taken to the recovery room.  The MDs told us the procedure went well and he needed to lay flat for 30 minutes or so.  Spencer was groggy and still wondering when he was going to get his treatment!  We had to explain several times that his treatment was over and that he had received the stem cells.  Within an hour, he was drinking juice and eating small bites of food (mostly Jell-O to feed the stem cells with some sugar).  He generously gave his sherbet to his big brother and proceeded to play video games and watch movies.

By 4:30 pm we were able to get him dressed and ready to leave.  Abel and Grace picked us back up and we headed out for dinner at a local restaurant.  Following dinner, we visited a local shopping mall for a bit of Mexican atmosphere and treats, and then headed back across the border into the US.   Everything went so smoothly – we know God was with us the entire time!

Since the procedure, we have seen so many changes in Spencer from growth spurts to more muscles firing.  His legs are better aligned in his hips – specifically, the muscles in the right leg are firing evenly instead of pulling his right leg outward.  He has started to bend his left knee and wiggles his toes more and it is much easier for him to get to his knees and maintain a kneeling position.  He even told me last week that “he is wiggling his toes” when he usually says “my toes are wiggling”.  The changes we see are new and exciting and seem to be happening with each and every passing day.

We thank God for the knowledge and caring hearts He’s given to Abel and Grace Pena and all the people connected with NCIM.  We are also thankful that we’ve been able to take Spencer for two treatments and can’t wait to see what new things he’s going to do tomorrow and the day after!

Multiple Sclerosis: Three recent cases

Mr. J. R. is a 49 year old Mexican national who has been struggling with Progressive Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis for six years, which was rapidly progressing prior to his coming to NCIM (January 2012).

He arrived at NCIM’s treatment facility unable to walk and with his speech so slurred only his family was able to understand him.  He also had difficulty swallowing as well as being unable to move his tongue very well. According to NCIM co-administrator & patient care coordinator, Grace, Mr. J. R.’s arms functioned normally but everything from the waist down plus his tongue and throat did not. He was treated with stem cells derived from three umbilical cords, Wharton’s Jelly and his own bone marrow (primed using Nova Cell’s unique laboratory method) along with NCIM’s proprietary Beacon factor.

Six weeks after his treatment Mr. J. R. was able to be understood even on the phone. He was so amazed and ecstatic with the improvement in his ability to communicate that he could not resist calling people to chat plus family and friends whom he often invited to him home to visit with him.

About three months following his treatment he was walking again, specifically taking a few steps at a time and climbing a few stairs — with assistance.

As of August (2012) Mr. J.R. can walk (slowly) without assistance and can also touch his palate with his tongue. He is hoping to be able to return to NCIM in January 2013 for another treatment.

Ms. Elisa is a 38 year old lady diagnosed with Secondary-Progressive Multiple Sclerosis four years ago. Among the things she has been wrestling with:

  • Poor balance
  • Lots of pain in her legs
  • Rigidity in her hands and one leg
  • Migraines
  • Unable to walk well (Alternates using a walker and wheelchair to get about)
  • Severe depression
  • Poor appetite with corresponding weight loss

Ms. Elisa was treated during December 2011 with primed stem cells from Wharton’s Jelly, cord blood and her own bone marrow, along with NCIM’s proprietary Beacon Factor.  

About two months after her treatment Ms. Elisa noticed her migraine headaches were becoming less frequent. In addition, she was able to balance herself to the point of not being afraid to fall any more though she continues to use her walker to get about. The rigidity in the hand and leg on one side of body has diminished and the other leg is no longer rigid though there is some light twitching which she is managing with tonic water and quinine. Also, Ms. Elisa is eating better, has gained some weight, and though she feels sad she no longer feels controlled by depression (The severe bouts of depression having completely disappeared). She reports seeing no further disease progression.

Mr. M. S., the brother of a prominent Mexican politician, is not a Nova Cell’s patient but instead was treated by his primary care doctor in Mexico using stem cells processed and primed by NCIM. He has been struggling with multiple sclerosis for eight (8) years and complained of severe fatigue, blurred and double vision in one eye, problems with his bladder, constipation, lots of muscle spasticity plus loss of muscle strength.

He was treated in February 2012 and responded so amazingly well his family brought him back to Tijuana in the middle of June to get a booster treatment.

Among the benefits Mr. M.S. has reported:  His spasticity is much better especially following his second treatment, his vision is improving and he is getting more control of his bladder. His family is taking him to physical therapy which has resulted in his gaining some physical strength. Perhaps most impressive of all to Mr. M. S. is the fact that his condition has stopped progressing.  

Mr. M.S. anticipates seeing additional gains in the months to come and has pledged to report any and all changes to Nova Cell’s co-administrator and & patient care coordinator, Grace.

Want to know more about NCIM and its stem cell treatment program for neurologic issues including Multiple Sclerosis? Call NCIM’s US information line at 1-562-916-3410 (10 am to 7 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday) or email NCIM patient care facilitator/educator Grace by e-mail at gracepatients@gmail.com.

Emily Johnson: Ten year old with cerebral palsy turned a corner following her NCIM stem cell treatment

Ten year old Emily Johnson was born 16 weeks premature (weighing in at only 1 lb 6 oz.) and sustained nervous system damage later was manifest as an inability to communicate verbally, problems getting about, and seizures. Her doctors diagnosed her as having cerebral palsy. Like many children with CP Emily benefited from use of a walker and various kinds of therapy. In time her seizures abated and she learned to communicate via a speech device. Her parents, Patrick and Justin, wanted more for Emily, of course. Like most other parents of children with CP they went on a quest for therapies (including novel ones) that might reduce or remediate Emily’s disability and improve or enhance her motor and cognitive functioning. This quest brought them to Nova Cells Institute of Mexico (NCIM) in December 2011 and culminated in Emily’s being treated with pure umbilical cord and Wharton’s Jelly derived stem cells plus “Beacon Factor”, i.e., a proprietary hypoallergenic combination of peptides and cytokines that helps stem cells rapidly home in on and anchor to target tissues (NCIM’s Beacon Factor has been used by NCIM on all types of neurological diseases such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, and Parkinson’s disease with great success).

Emily’s response to her NCIM treatment began 2 months following her treatment and is ably captured in this update from her parents that came in this month (May 2012):

Our daughter Emily had a stem cell treatment through NCIM when she was 10 years old.  We set up everything through (NCIM patient educator and care facilitator) Grace and she was wonderful to us.  She was so attentive and loving and I really felt a bond with her over the phone and felt like I knew her and could really feel her excitement for helping kids!

When we got to San Diego, Grace and (her biochemist husband) Abel picked us up and personally escorted us to Mexico!  Traveling to another country can be a bit overwhelming but they made us feel at ease and we really felt like they cared about our little Emily and they were very thorough in explaining how they get the stem cells and treat them and the desired outcome.

Since the treatment we have seen some wonderful changes in our daughter.  Emily is non-verbal and cannot walk without assistance.  Prior to her stem cell treatment she could not ask for help or communicate her needs effectively even with a speech output device. Now, just 5 months after treatment, she clearly articulates her needs using the device and she has also learned how to use an iPad for communication as well.

She has also shown a new level of maturity.  She has demonstrated through testing that she can read well over 200 words.  She is also able to build sentences and follow along with academic activities using her speech device.  Her temperament has also changed.  She used to break down easily and get very frustrated and she was unable to control her emotions.  Now she seems to be more patient and confident in herself.

We feel that these changes are just the beginning and we are hopeful and excited to see even more good things coming from her treatment!

TO ACCESS A NEWS RELEASE THAT INCLUDES MENTION OF EMILY CLICK THIS LINK OR GO TO http://bit.ly/J9AKQw

Want to know more about NCIM and its stem cell treatment program for neurologic issues in children and adults? Call NCIM’s US information line at 1-562-916-3410 (10 am to 7 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday) or email NCIM patient care facilitator/educator Grace Pena

Bryson Chailer: Rapid & impressive improvements in child with spina bifida with 2013 blog updates!

I brought my son, Bryson Chailer, to Mexico during April (2012) for his first stem cell treatment and I just wanted to give you an update. First of all, let me say, Grace and Abel Pena are two of the sweetest, most caring, most hospitable people I have ever met. They are genuine and truly care about their patients and made our experience top notch. The Mexican doctor and his team and the nursing staff were all fantastic as well. We were treated professionally and with love and everything was explained to us so we could understand every single step of the entire process. We couldn’t be more impressed and will send people your way because of our wonderful experience with Nova Cells Institute.

Within 48 hours of his treatment I saw changes in Bryson and want to share these with everyone: I noticed right away that he had more energy, which is almost unimaginable, because he was already a little fire ball anyway, but he was wound for sound after the stem cell implantation! I noticed right away that he slept more soundly that night and was not tossing and turning and having interrupted sleep. He slept this way last night as well. Bryson has a vesicostomy due to bladder issues, reflux into his kidneys, and the catheter not working properly. This is temporary and to give his bladder a rest and time to repair and will be reversed. Since he urinates out of the stoma, his diaper is wet only at the top and I noticed the morning after the stem cells, his diaper was wet from top to bottom, which I think means he had been urinating, not only from the stoma, but from his penis as well. His diaper was just saturated all in the front. I noticed this same thing this morning. He pooped in the middle of the night and had not been given any kind of stool softener or enema, which is usually what we have to do to get him to poop. He pooped this morning without any enema also. His appetite has increased tremendously. He is eating more food and more often.

Also, more recently Bryson has begun having movement in his right foot and toes! He has always had movement in his left foot and toes, but never on his right foot and toes (Bryson’s level of spina bifida is at L1-L5, so he is paralyzed from the waist down). Having movement in his feet and toes is astounding! I don’t think he has any sensory or sensation yet, but he definitely has something going on to have movement. He wiggles his toes when I run my nails down the bottom of his feet. He is actually responding to the Babinski’s reflex test, which makes your toes flex outward when stimulated.

These are just the few things I’ve seen in my son since his treatment by NCIM. I will let you know of any other improvements as they happen.

Kara Underwood

You can read more on a blog site set up to showcase Bryson’s story and especially his response to his treatment with adult (nonembryonic) stem cells: http://www.stemcellsforbryson.blogspot.com/

FACEBOOK ENTRIES (2012)

Kara Underwood

5-11-12

Just wanted to share some progress I saw in Bryson last night! I noticed when he was on his tummy, he lifted his right leg off the ground and held it there for quite some time! I was just sitting there watching in amazement! Both of his legs are moving like crazy at night too!

Kara Underwood

5-12-12

My mom and I were at Alco today letting Bryson pick out a toy and when he rides in the shopping cart, his legs usually just hand down and dangle, but he actually straightened his left leg from the dangling, bended position! Mom and I both just looked at each other and I bent it back down and he lifted it again, and again! One happy momma and one happy Nana! Praise God for taking the stem cells right where they need to be! Bryson continues to make progress every single day!

Kara Underwood

5-14-12

Such great news to share!!!! Bryson just went to therapy and the therapist says his left leg is definitely moving and extending by using his quads and hamstrings that are firing! Also, his right hip flexsor is firing! God is making the stem cells work quicker than we could ever even imagine! To God be the glory!

Kara Underwood

5-14-12

Take That Spina Bifida!!!!!

Bryson doing leg lifts. This video was uploaded from an Android phone

Knew I would get a good report from the therapist! It just keeps on getting better! Bryson now has slight firing in his left hip! So, he has active hamstring and quad function in the left leg, now slight firing of the left hip, active firing in the right hip, and movement in both feet and toes! God is so good and thank you Jesus!

Kara Underwood

6-15-12

Update on Bryson since stem cell treatment! WARNING-may contain too many details and too much information! Lol!

Because Bryson has spina bifida, he has what’s called neurogenic bladder and bowel. This means the nerves don’t get signals to the brain to go potty like everyone else, so he has to take stool softeners and laxatives on a daily basis in order to go potty. He is currently refusing to take his meds and I have tried everything and I was at my wits end, so I’ve just left it in God’s hands for the past several days, and without any medication, he has pooped totally on his own, with no stool softener or laxatives! He also felt stomach pains for the first time ever from having diarrhea, which should not happen to someone who is paralyzed from the waist down! This may not sound exciting to most people, but to a mom of a child with spina bifida, this is huge! Go stem cells go! I’ve never thanked Jesus for poop and a stomach ache before, but you bet I am now!!!!!

Kara Underwood

7-1-12

I’m one excited momma right now! Bryson just crawled on his hands and knees for the first time! He crawled 4 big steps before his legs gave way! He has never done anything but army crawl, using his arms, with his legs dragging behind him! He actually crawled on on his hands and knees by sitting on his knees and pulling them forward by using his legs! Yay! My God is so good all the time! Thank you Jesus for your continued healing! Go stem cells go!

Kara Underwood

7-1-12

My little man just crawled on his hands and knees about 6 feet without stopping! Praise God! Can I get a woot woot!

Kara Underwood

 7-2-12

Thanks to God and Nova Cells Institute, Bryson is doing better than ever after his stem cell treatment and he is walking so great in his RGO braces now!

VIDEO: Go Stem Cells Go!!!!

Bryson walking in RGO braces after stem cell treatment. He is getting better and better!

BRYSON CHAILER TO BE SHOWCASED ON RFD-TV‘S “HORSE TALK LIVE“! You can learn more by reading Progress Report and Event Coming Soon! on Bryson’s Blog at http://bit.ly/OuqNfi.

“Bryson’s Story” an 8 minute, 40 second video compilation “showing progress from birth until stem cell treatment in 2012”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqySzJ7smKA&feature=share

Kara Underwood commented on TLC (July 23, 2012)

Praying for Mama! God is still the Great Physician and Healer and the bible says that if you are all believing in total healing, and you are all standing in faith together, your Mama will be healed! Something to think about that will make a huge difference in her quality of like is stem cell treatment. Stem cell transplants are doing phenomenal things for so many diseases today and my son, age 3, who has spina bifida and is paralyzed from the waist down, got stem cell treatment 3 months ago and he is already seeing major results! He is moving his toes, crawling on his hands and knees and is walking in braces with a walker now! He is also off all medications as well! God led us down the path of stem cells for our son and He is making sure those stem cells go right where they need to be in his body and my son is being healed more and more every day! Praise God! God bless your entire family and you are all in my prayers, especially Mama 🙂

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Kara Underwood

 8-20-2012

 Bryson is getting so good at walking in braces with his walker! Miss Elsie is just there for added support and barely has to touch his walker now! He’s doing all the work totally on his own! I am so proud of my little man! We were told Bryson would absolutely NEVER do this and look at him go! Praise God! Nova Cells Institute and their stem cells rock!

LATEST VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yggQiXU_wA&feature=share

Monday, August 20, 2012 – Rural TV Feature on Bryson and Donation Information!

http://stemcellsforbryson.blogspot.com/2012/08/well-night-we-have-all-been-waiting-for.html?spref=fb

LATEST ENTRIES ON BRYSON’S BLOG– 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

It’s been so long since I’ve posted and figured it was about time to stop my busy life for about 5 mins to give an update! Shame on me for not taking time until now! Let’s see….. Bryson is still continues to make progress after his stem cell treatment last year and he is walking so great in his RGO braces, using his walker. He’s really become quite the pro at it actually! He still has the vesicostomy in place, but we have been noticing that his bladder capacity seems to be increasing, which is great news. He is crawling on all fours these days and is getting so much stronger and is able to do just about anything. He has a wheelchair now for his main means of getting around, but he tells us that when he gets bigger and is grown up that he will not need his wheelchair because he will be able to stand and walk on his own! We love his positive outlook! He tells his legs, “In the name of Jesus, move legs!” He is commanding that mountain to move just like the bible tells us to! We are very excited to announce that we will be taking Bryson back to Nova Cells Institute in Mexico on April 9th for his second stem cell treatment. We can’t wait to see what results this second round of stem cells brings for him. We will most likely take him to an intensive physical therapy program in another state about 4 to 6 months after the treatment this time. The planning is already in full-swing for the 3rd Annual Barrels for Bryson event and it will be held in September of this year. This one will be even bigger and better than the last one! God has blessed us so much in the past year and we see bright things ahead for our future! We give Him thanks, praise, honor and glory for ALL these blessings and for ALL future blessings! Our faith in God’s healing for Bryson is still as strong as ever and we know God has many great things planned for our sweet baby boy. Bryson is growing up to be a mighty man of God and we know that God will see to it that he prospers in everything he does in life. Reports of more progress to come after the treatment in April, so stay tuned!!!!!

Posted by Kara Underwood

Saturday, August 24, 2013

We have been busy, busy, busy this year! Bryson has made progress by leaps and bounds and he actually starts pre-k on Monday. My goodness, where has the time gone? Our lil guy is growing and getting so big and has been crawling like a champ these days, and I don’t mean army crawling like he used to, I mean crawling on all fours, and he stays on his knees most of the time. This is such progress! He has gotten so much stronger and his balance is improving more and more and his core and lower back are getting stronger as well. He cognitive skills are through the roof! He is so very smart! He continues to walk great in his RGO braces and uses the walker like a pro. The 3rd Annual Barrels 4 Bryson event is just around the corner in September and we are praying for a super turnout so we can purchase a much needed piece of exercise equipment for the house. He needs an exercise bike called the RT-300 that uses e-stim (electric muscle stimulators) for his legs to gain some muscle mass. All the weight bearing in the world and all the stem cells in the world won’t do any good if he doesn’t have the muscles in his legs and hips to support his weight, so he needs this therapy equipment desperately. Of course, nothing is covered by any insurance and it’s quite costly. $26,000 to be exact! Yikes! Please be in agreement with us in asking the Lord to supply our financial needs this year. God has blessed us so much and we know he hears our prayers and we thank Him and glorify Him always! Bryson’s bladder seems to be gaining capacity way more with this stem cell treatment and he sometimes even poops all on his own, without having to do the enema. Yay for pee and poop! Oh, the things that excite and impress a mom of a kid with spina bifida! We are so excited to see what God has in store for Bryson throughout his life. We know for a fact God has healed Bryson and continues to show us His healing more and more every day, as He is placing those stem cells right where they need to be in his body for healing and growing nerves. Bryson can totally lift his left leg all the way in the air and he continues to move his toes and feet. He even pulled his right leg so hard when getting a diaper change that he pulled it right out of my hand! He has so many little twitches and movements that he didn’t have before and it’s so exciting to see these changes. We are about to start hippo therapy (horseback riding) in the fall and after the barrel race, he is going to be getting a new type of therapy called the Anat Baniel Method, which the therapist manually manipulates the muscles to try to re-route signals to the brain to make the legs move. This is gonna be an exciting year with more exciting things to come! The ABM, along with the therapy bike should make significant improvements for Bryson and we can’t wait to witness what God has planned for our little trooper! Bryson never ceases to amaze us with his growth and improvement throughout his short life. He is definitely a mover and a shaker and has big plans. God has used Bryson, our family, and our experiences to help and improve the lives of others and we couldn’t be happier that He chose us in this way. We are so very proud of this brave little boy and we are so glad God chose us to be his parents. Bryson has truly made us better people and has changed our lives for the better in every way. I promise I won’t take so long to report Bryson’s progress next time! Maybe I can get a few things done now that the little toot will be in school 3hrs a day! Lol! Until next time, always remember…….All things can be done through Christ who strengthens us! God bless you and love you!

Posted by Kara Underwood

Friday, October 25, 2013

We are so excited about an upcoming event for Bryson that’s about to get underway! A Mane Event Stallion Auction will be held on Nov. 11-23 and all proceeds will go toward a very expensive piece of medical equipment Bryson needs to build the muscles in his legs so he can have the muscular support needed for weight-bearing and walking. There are some AMAZING stallions up for auction and we are floored by the response we have gotten from the stallion owners who have so generously donated them. The GigerMd is a therapy bicycle that combines mild estim for muscle-building and it costs a whopping $26,000! Yikes! Things like stem cell treatments, alternative therapies, therapy equipment, and things of that nature are not covered by insurance, but are so needed for Bryson’s ability to walk in the future. The 3rd Annual Barrels 4 Bryson event was a huge success and we raised enough money for the $16,000 stem cell treatment he needs and we are so very thankful for everyone who donated and everyone who participated and made that event possible. God has blessed Bryson so much with these fundraisers so he can continue to get the things he needs to make his quality of life better and they help him to achieve his dream of walking one day. We serve an awesome God, don’t we? We would like to thank Dr. Wes Williams for his continued support in the Barrels 4 Bryson event and we want to extend a huge thank you to Erin Kemp, Crystal Nichols, my mom, Kathy Russell, and my niece, Kenzi Pogue for putting this new annual event together for Bryson. We would also like to thank Arron Watson, a very talented song-writer and Texas country artist, for taking notice of this event and generously donating a signed guitar for this auction. Also, for the people who have donated other items for people to bid on. We love you guys! It blows us away at the amount of support everyone has shown, and continues to show, Bryson. He WILL WALK and we thank everyone who has been a part of his journey. We would never be able to afford these things for him without the generous donations of everyone involved in these events. God bless all of you and thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts! May God richly bless each of you!

Posted by Kara Underwood

Want to know more about NCIM and its stem cell treatment program for neurologic issues in children and adults? Call NCIM’s US information line at 1-562-916-3410 (10 am to 7 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday) or email NCIM patient care facilitator/educator Grace Pena by e-mail at gracepatients@gmail.com.

2nd Patient treated for advanced cancer by NCIM

Croatia Cancer Patient stem cell treatment7-22-11: A gentlemen with advanced disseminated prostate cancer with metastases to the bone flew into Mexico a few days ago (from Croatia) to begin the NCIM cancer-fighting program. He has had 2 treatments to-date and has already experienced his color return to normal and strength return to his arms. The attending MDs and RNs are flabbergasted, as is this fellow’s daughter who flew in with him. Though these are just initial responses they closely parallel those seen in the 1st patient and for this reason have everyone involved quite excited and enthused! More to follow as this chap gets further into his 3 week course-of-therapy.

8-26-2011: The patient returned to his home in Eastern Europe and continues to improve, according to family and close associates. NCIM is now awaiting receipt of a medical assessment from his primary care physician.

1-12-2012: The patient’s daughter sent an email to NCIM indicating that her father has no pain whatsoever and is off of all morphine (He was utterly dependent on morphine to control intractable cancer-related pain at the time of his Nova Cell Institute treatment in 2011.) NCIM staffers are trying to arrange to get a status update from his primary care MD in Croatia.

Spencer Tomc saga continues

If you have not done so please read the “Spencer Tomc” story:  http://bit.ly/n333qh

UPDATE on Spencer sent NCIM on 10-20-2011 from Mrs. (Jennifer) Tomc:

We had an appointment with Spencer’s Neurosurgeon this morning to follow-up on his tethered cord.  His exact words as we were leaving were, “I would chase you away from detethering surgery with a whip.”

Great news for us for sure!  We thank God and each of you for the supplements and therapies and support and information to turn this around for Spencer.  We will continue all of these to continue his healing.